Thrift Store Basket turned Wall Art

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Thrift store basket via Life on Shady Lane blog

I am not a big thrift store shopper. Sometimes I’ll get in the mood to go check one out to see if I can find any treasures…but typically I don’t find much at all. I don’t know if maybe I’m going to the wrong places or what, because I always hear about people finding such cool stuff!

I had a little extra time one day last week and decided to just swing by and take a look…and you guys, I FOUND SOMETHING! I was looking for things to style our bookshelves and found some older books that I turned backward (spines in) so that the shelves would look neutral, no matter the color of the spine.

Spring Bookshelf Makeover via Life on Shady Lane blog

You can see more photos of the shelves [here].

But I also found something really cool and unique: a basket! As soon as I saw it and opened it up, I knew I wanted it. I asked on Instagram, but couldn’t figure out what kind of basket it is, so if anyone here can tell me – let me know! It’s round with handles and a little latch, almost like a purse of some kind.

Geometric Basket turned Wall Art via Life on Shady Lane blog

I thought about cutting the baskets apart so I could hang them separately on the wall but then decided to keep them as-is. I also intended to hang them the other way around, but ended up liking them much better this way. Isn’t it funny how in the store you think one thing, and as soon as you get a piece home you change your mind about how it should be used? Or is that just me? ;) I do it all the time!

Geometric Basket turned Wall Art via Life on Shady Lane blog

Geometric Basket turned Wall Art via Life on Shady Lane blog

I’m loving the geometric pattern and the fact that there’s some black weaved into the brown color. A little touch of black makes a space feel instantly more modern. We have a geometric theme that has been starting to weave its way into our dining/hearth room so the basket fits right in. Geometric Basket turned Wall Art via Life on Shady Lane blog

Geometric Basket turned Wall Art via Life on Shady Lane blog Geometric Basket turned Wall Art via Life on Shady Lane blog

Do you ever visit the thrift store to see if YOU can find any fun treasures? And if so, do you typically have good luck finding things? If so, share your secrets with me !

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Jane murrell
    January 25, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Love the baskets!!

  • Reply
    Marisa @ The Balanced Guru
    March 24, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    What a neat idea! So simple but a great eye catcher. Love the blog and can’t wait to follow along!

    • Reply
      lifeonshadylane
      March 27, 2017 at 5:33 pm

      Thank you so much Marisa! It was a fun “project” (I use the word project lightly because I literally just hung a basket on the wall LOL!)

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